Tracey S. Pachman, JD
Vice President and General Counsel
Tracey S. Pachman is General Counsel of Saint Joseph’s University. Pachman has nearly 20 years of deep and varied higher education and corporate legal experience, specializing in contracts, intellectual property, research, employment and student matters, and other higher education law issues.
Before joining Saint Joseph’s in April 2020, Pachman served as the deputy general counsel at Villanova University, assistant general counsel at Aramark and senior counsel at Comcast. She was also previously in private practice at Pepper Hamilton LLP (now Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP) in Philadelphia.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors of two nonprofit organizations and has volunteered with and supported other non-profit organizations, including as a member of the Board of Directors of WOMEN’S WAY in Philadelphia. She is a member of the Bar of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Pachman has spoken and moderated panels on topics including in-house legal careers, employment law and other legal issues in higher education.
Pachman earned her bachelor's degree from Bryn Mawr College, magna cum laude, in both psychology and political science. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an associate editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law.